Dear Senator, I support the bipartisan SAVE Act introduced by Martin Heinrich and Susan Collins. With 21 state elections databases targeted last year, I trust the R&A committee will address the safety of our national voting systems by considering safer, hack-resistant paper ballots. Please do all you can to help S. 2035 proceed. Thank you.
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The Honest Ads Act, numbered S. 1989 in the Senate and H.R. 4077 in the House, would mandate that internet companies reveal the identities and content of advertisements related to elections or campaigns.
Urge Senators Duckworth and Durbin to become co-sponsors
One of the quickest and easiest ways to let your representatives in Washington DC know what you think on a particular issue is to pick up the phone and tell them.
Seriously? I can just tell them how I want them to vote on stuff?
That’s right. Our representatives and senators (at least in the IL-10th district) want to hear what you have to say. They actually pay people to sit in a chair, pick up the phone, and tally up how many constituents are for or against a particular measure.
But there’s a dirty little secret they don’t want you to know.
Flooded WJ Murphy Elementary Faces a Tough Challenge: Restock the school library before the school year begins in August.
No school library should have bare shelves.
The devastating storms of July 11-12, left the WJ Murphy Elementary’s school library as a “total loss,” Shelia Duhon, executive director of operations for Round Lake Community Unit School District 116, told the Chicago Tribune.
If you have books that are suitable for children grades K-5, please consider donating them to our neighbors in need.
Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has rescinded rules to protect students from predatory lending practices at for-profit colleges. Lisa Madigan and 18 other states’ Attorneys General are suing the Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education to enforce rules put in place to protect students.
“Her [DeVos’s] decision to cancel vital protections for students and taxpayers is a betrayal of her office’s responsibility and a violation of federal law.” – Mass AG Maura Healey
“The Department of Education violated federal law by abruptly rolling back its Borrower Defense to Repayment rule, which was designed to hold abusive higher education institutions accountable for cheating students and taxpayers out of billions of dollars in federal loans.” – The Hill
Action: Send a THANK YOU to Lisa Madigan for Protecting Students!
A constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling and end Citizens United was introduced in the House on January 30, 2017, by Rep. Richard Nolan (D-MD). It currently has 43 co-sponsors, and our representative is not one of them.
Have You Had Difficulty Paying For or Accessing Prescription Drugs?
ProPublica Wants to Hear From You.
Action: Share your story about the affordability of prescription medications.
ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Read more about their work here.
ProPublica and The New York Times are interested in hearing from patients about any difficulties they have had accessing or paying for prescription drugs, in particular if those challenges have occurred in the past year.
This linkwill take you to a questionnaire about your experience with prescription drug costs, with spaces in the form for you to describe your situation.